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“The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver high-quality lessons that inspire all pupils to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We aim to provide opportunities for pupils to tackle moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. This supports their ability to live harmoniously in a diverse society. We want to provide opportunities to develop a sense of self-worth and become positive citizens in an ever changing community. This helps us to embed our values such as respect and compassion.”

Please click on images for curriculum overview:

     Economic      Wellbeing
Healthy & Safer Lifestyles
    Me & My    Relationships

PSHE is a non-statutory planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. 

As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.  
The main strands of this curriculum are:

 · Myself and My Relationships

 · Healthy and Safer Lifestyles

 · Citizenship

 · Economic Wellbeing  

At St Michael’s, we teach PSHCE in a variety of ways: as a discrete subject, via assemblies and through other subjects such as RE, History, Geography, Literacy, Maths and Science, as well as through outdoor educational visits, community work and activities. St Michael’s Church School is subscribed to the Cambridgeshire PSE programme.  The programme covers all necessary strands for each year group and these are planned for across the academic year to ensure children have a well-rounded PSHE education. The overall aim is to develop the children’s ability to take responsibility for themselves

Alongside this, we also spend time discussing the importance of online safety during PSHE sessions with children, at a level that is appropriate to them. This will also be covered as part of their ICT sessions. For more information on the National Online Safety programme, please click here.

Our PSHE curriculum is high quality, well thought out and planned to demonstrate progression. If children are on track with curriculum expectations, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. Outcomes in Class PSHE learning journey books evidence a broad and balanced PSHE Curriculum. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

• Reflecting on standards achieved against the planned outcomes

• Children retaining knowledge that is pertinent to PSHE

• Children’s enjoyment of PSHE lessons and keenness to find out more about the area they are studying

• Evidence of work showing a range of topics covered, cross curriculum links and differentiated work

• High standards in PSHE that match standards in other subjects such as English and Maths

• Frequent subject leader learning walks, observations, book monitoring and staff training ensures teachers knowledge and understanding of PSHE remains up to date

• SLT are kept informed through feedback from moderations, subject reports and annual subject action plans as well as classroom drop ins and observations.



By the time our children leave our school they will:


  • Be able to approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
  • Be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
  • Appreciate difference and diversity
  • Recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty
  • Be able to understand and manage their emotions
  • Be able to look after their mental health and well-being
  • Be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
  • Understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level
  • Have respect for themselves and others.
  • Have a positive self esteem


17th November 2020 - PSHE and RSE Letter

17th November 2020 - PROPOSED PSHE Curriculum


Mrs Wenden